There is a new bill set before Colorado’s legislature that could cause some serious harm to beauty and all it encompasses.
On paper, the Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act, is aimed at punishing businesses that use unsafe ingredients in their products or during their manufacturing process.
The Act, “which prohibits a manufacturer from knowingly selling, offering for
sale, or distributing for sale or use in Colorado on and after September 1,
2011, any personal care product that contains a chemical identified as
causing cancer or reproductive toxicity,” is too broad.
Now, please correct me if I am wrong (never been much for reading bills before a legislature :)) but what exactly does that mean? All products we use topically, ingest or inject? And how do we know exactly what/all chemicals cause cancer and in what dosage?
Many critiques of this bill include:
- Topical vs. injections into the skin (some things we apply topically to your faces, we would never inject directly into our skin; but that doesn’t make them harmful if used properly)
- Some chemicals that could potential cause damage are fine in small doses (the sun is a natural cause of skin cancer but we don’t ban people from the beach).
- There is also some criticism over the agencies which would be put in charge of determining which products were unsafe (the bill gives multiple agencies, some that are not even federal, jurisdiction in banning these items).
To read up on this bill, click here. Please let me know what you think, this is an important issue and deserves to be heard from both sides…………..